Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Invasive Species

The Invasive Species program is a fun and inspiring Environmental Education Program designed for grades 6-8 at the Boardman River Nature Center. This exciting 2 hour program will allow students to learn about the introduction, definition, and impact of invasive species. The program will include hands-on activities in the classroom and an expedition into the natural world around the Nature Center. It is designed to get kids outside, introduce them to the wonders of nature, allow them to explore the outdoors, and to participate in an active learning environment. It was developed to inspire exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

This program was created specifically for grades 6-8 but can be adapted for other age groups as well.

The Invasive Species Program will include three components:

  1. What is an invasive species and what are some examples of invasive species in our area?
  2. What effects do invasive species have on an ecosystem?
  3. How has human activity impacted the spread of invasive species and what can be done to prevent their spread?

All of our programs meet many Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Next Generation Science Standards.

For a full list of standards that the Invasive Species program conforms to,CLICK HERE.